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Nashville Joint Information Center Update (FBI, ATF, MNPD, THP, TBI)

12/29/2020

Contact: FBI Special Agent Jason Pack: jjpack@fbi.gov

FBI Evidence Response Teams and the ATF National Response Team members continue to recover evidence at the blast scene in downtown Nashville. Because of their efforts, nearly half of the original crime scene has been returned to the city for clean-up and safety assessments. Agents hope to complete the crime scene by Friday at the latest (may be sooner).

MNPD officers, including Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team members, are assisting business owners in checking their buildings in areas outside of the 2nd Avenue between Church and Commerce active crime scene. The window for visits is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The FBI Victim Services Division deployed 26 victim specialists to work with impacted business owners and residents.

Officers will be assisting Metro Codes inspectors today as well during the 10 a.m.-4 p.m. window.

A temporary flight restriction over 2nd Avenue is in place through Thursday afternoon.

FBI and ATF Special Agents and analysts also continue to interview those who knew the suspect in order to try to understand why this happened. The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (profilers) are assisting the case agents with that task. Those who knew the suspect and haven't yet spoken with investigators are asked to contact the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI.